A review of the story the old man and the sea

A review of the story the old man and the sea

Or perhaps to some nursing home for old people at the end of their lives, who lost their loved ones, waiting the end of their days but still trying to prove to themselves and to those around them that they are not done yet. Subscribe User Reviews. When the old man wakes, they promise to fish together once again. They do not have a luxury of giving up. I am no Santiago, no macho man. Finally, the fish -- an enormous and worthy opponent -- grows tired, and Santiago kills it. The old man attaches him to the boat, and begins to row towards shore. When the old man hooks a marlin longer than his boat, he is tested to the limits as he works the line with bleeding hands in an effort to bring it close enough to harpoon. There is a side tale as well. Though wounded by the struggle and in pain, Santiago expresses a compassionate appreciation for his adversary, often referring to him as a brother. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. The battle then begins, and the fish drags the small boat and Santiago far out to sea. It's the struggle that defines people, not cutting bait and running. What I absolutely loved?

On the eighty-fifth day of his unlucky streak, Santiago takes his skiff into the Gulf Stream, sets his lines and by noon, has his bait taken by a big fish that he is sure is a marlin.

There is a side tale as well. Manolin, the young boy, however, loves Santiago and cares for him. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. There's an old man, Santiago, who is a fisherman fallen on hard times.

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He goes far out, and hooks a gigantic 18 foot long sword fish. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought. Santiago knows that he is defeated and tells the sharks of how they have killed his dreams.

The climax is mind boggling and, in the end, if you are a sensitive and emotional reader like me, you cannot help but shed a tear or two for the old man Santiago and his undying spirit.

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Perhaps the most memorable claim is Waldmeir's answer to the question—What is the book's message? He has developed a friendship, a working relationship, a love with a young boy who began fishing with him when the boy was only five.

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It is also his deep love and knowledge of the sea, in its impassive cruelty and beneficence, that allows him to prevail. It's the story of perseverance and the machismo of the old man against the elements. The family of his apprentice, Manolin, has forced the boy to leave the old fisherman, though Manolin continues to support him with food and bait.

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